University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

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University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Statistics, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,210
Careers:Data EngineerMathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries


Students in the PhD program can conduct research in the fields of (a) Statistical Theory and Applications or (b) Probability or (c) Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance. The research conducted in the department is vast and covers a diverse set of areas in theoretical and applied aspects of Statistical Sciences. Students have the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary areas and team up with researchers in, for example, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, and the Rotman School of Management. The main purpose of the program is to prepare students for pursuing advanced research both in academia and in research institutes. Applicants may enter the PhD program via one of two routes: 1) following completion of an appropriate master’s degree or 2) direct entry after completing an appropriate bachelor’s degree.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*78
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 93] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants may be accepted with a master's degree in statistics from a recognized university with at least a B+ average. Applicants with degrees in biostatistics, computer science, economics, engineering, mathematics, physics, or any discipline where there is a significant quantitative component will be also be considered.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on May 09, 2023